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The Observer View on Mark Zuckerberg
Business  (tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook billionaire CEO, globalization, economic power, manifesto )

Judy
- 8 hours ago - theguardian.com
"Are we building the world we want?" Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Facebook, asked last week in a 5,700-word post that was quickly dubbed a "manifesto". This critique states that his Facebook vision is anything but benign.
World Arms Trade Hits Post-Cold War High; U.S. Still Export Champion
Business  (tags: U.S., arms manufacture, global arms trade )

Judy
- 1 day ago - fortune.com
Global trade may be in retreat, but there's at least one sector that's still thriving--the weapons business. Some disturbing facts and statistics.
Betsy DeVos's Brother, The Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China
Business  (tags: Erik Prince, Frontier Services Group, China, Yunnan province, Xinjiang region, "nonmilitary training", private military contractor )

Judy
- 1 day ago - buzzfeed.com
The controversial Blackwater founder says he is setting up two bases in China, but his company says "this does not involve armed personnel."
As Construction Near Standing Rock Restarts, Pipeline Fights Flare Across the U.S.
Business  (tags: fossil fuel pipelines, pipeline opposition, DAPL )

Judy
- 2 days ago - theintercept.com
Opponents of the pipeline have launched what they're calling a "last stand," holding protests and disruptive actions across the U.S. Here is information on the fights against several pipelines.
'Blackwater Air' Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces
Business  (tags: Africa, U.S. Special Forces, Erik Prince, 'Blackwater Air' )

Judy
- 5 days ago - thedailybeast.com
A corporate descendant of the notorious guns-for-hire firm just got a $204 million contract to support American troops in Africa.
The Other Problem With The Diamond Pipeline - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: All American Diamond Pipeline, permitting process, faulty planning, crude oil, Arkansas )

Judy
- 6 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
All American Diamond Pipeline decided to route their 440 mile, 20" crude oil line within a half mi. of the water intake valve for almost 30,000 Arkansans. The lead engineer said the intake valve, along with two watersheds, weren't on the planning map.
Scientists Discover Banned Toxic Chemicals in Animals Living in World's Deepest Ocean Trench
Science & Tech  (tags: Pollution Oceans seas PCBs )

Judy
- 7 days ago - independent.co.uk
"We still think of the deep ocean as being this remote and pristine realm, safe from human impact, but our research shows that, sadly, this could not be further from the truth".
Chemical Plant Boom Spurred By Fracking Will Bring Smog, Plastic Glut, and Risks to Workers' Health
Business  (tags: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, air pollution, Fracking, Plastics, petrochemicals, shale gas )

Judy
- 7 days ago - desmogblog.com
Another wave of fossil fuel-based projects is coming -- a plastic and petrochemical manufacturing rush. Environmentalists warn this could make smog worse in communities already breathing air pollution from fracking.
Enbridge's Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Settlement Greeted By a Flood of Criticism
Business  (tags: Enbridge, Kalamazoo oil spill, settlement, cleanup, public comment )

Judy
- 10 days ago - insideclimatenews.org
In public comments following the pipeline company's $61 million fine and billion-dollar cleanup, few believe the money serves as a deterrent to the industry.
EBay Founder Begins Funding Universal Basic Income Program
Business  (tags: universal basic income, UBI, Africa, Pierre Omidyar )

Judy
- 10 days ago - inquisitr.com
The program, which is called GiveDirectly, plans to use the data it collects on the 6,000 people receiving the basic income over the next 12 years to further research into the more widespread viability of a universal basic income (UBI)
 
 
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